Fig, Jalapeño Jam and Blue Cheese Pizza | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Fig, Jalapeño Jam and Blue Cheese Pizza

Fig, Jalapeño Jam and Blue Cheese Pizza | www.kitchenconfidante.com
Fig, Jalapeño Jam and Blue Cheese Pizza

Fig, Jalapeño Jam and Blue Cheese Pizza | www.kitchenconfidante.com

What happens when you take a native New Yorker out of New York? The quest for the perfect slice begins. Talk to any transplant, and you’ll hear the same sad song about how it’s impossible to find good pizza.

I used to sing that song, until I opened my eyes to the flavors I have grown to love here in California. It may have taken me 14 years (gosh, has it really been that long since we moved here?), but I can finally put my quest for a simple cheese pizza to rest. I’ve moved on…and you guys, I think this is actually…better.

When the folks at Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads approached me about being their ambassador in San Francisco on their cross-country Stonefire Food Truck Tour, I was super excited! I couldn’t wait to develop a recipe that would bring my love for East Coast pizza and marry it with the flavors I have grown to adore here on the West Coast. My beloved figs immediately came to mind, and I was dreaming of all kinds of sweet and savory ways to make it shine using Stonefire’s Italian Artisan Pizza Crust.

Fig, Jalapeño Jam and Blue Cheese Pizza | www.kitchenconfidante

Fig, Jalapeño Jam and Blue Cheese Pizza | www.kitchenconfidante

I immediately thought of another local favorite – INNA jam. They make an amazing Jalapeño Jam – a little sweet with a lot of kick. I knew the flavors would just melt perfectly with sweet summer figs, red onions and earthy gorgonzola cheese. Topped with peppery arugula and drizzled lightly with honey and a little more jalapeño jam – oh my goodness. Each bite is an incredible explosion of all the flavors I just love.

The Stonefire Food Truck has been touring since April, and has finally made their way out to San Francisco! So guess what, local friends? I will be serving up samples of this Fig, Jalapeño Jam and Blue Cheese Pizza this Thursday, July 10th at Market & 5th Street! Join us at lunch time – I’ll be there for one day only and I really hope to see you!

Fig, Jalapeño Jam and Blue Cheese Pizza | www.kitchenconfidante

FIG, JALAPEÑO JAM & BLUE CHEESE PIZZA | www.kitchenconfidante.c

JOIN ME ON THE STONEFIRE FOOD TRUCK TOUR!

Will you be in San Francisco on July 10th? Me too! Join me as I serve up samples of this delicious Fig, Jalapeño Jam & Blue Cheese Pizza that I developed for the Stonefire Food Truck Tour! There will be free samples, giveaways, and of course, recipe tips. I would LOVE to meet you there!

WHEN: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 11 am to 4 pm
WHERE: First stop at Market & 5th Street, followed by Mission/Dolores Park and Mason Street and Geary Street (near Union Square Park)

Follow the food truck tour on Facebook and Twitter!

[Tweet “Join us & taste this Fig, Jalapeño Jam & Blue Cheese Pizza on the @Stonefirenaan Food Truck Tour! Thursday July 10, Market & 5th St SF, 11am-1pm!”]

If you can’t make it or live far away, no worries! This Fig, Jalapeño Jam and Blue Cheese Pizza is so easy to make at home.

Fig, Jalapeño Jam and Blue Cheese Pizza

1 pizza | Prep: 8 minutes | Cook: 7 minutes

All the flavors I adore are on this pizza. Sweet figs, spicy jalapeño jam, and earthy blue cheese melt together with the crunch of red onion and peppery arugula for a symphony of flavors in each bite. This is definitely one of my favorites.

Ingredients

1 package Stonefire Italian Artisan Pizza Crust

1 package Stonefire Italian Artisan Pizza Crust

1/4 cup ricotta cheese

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup Jalapeño INNA jam, plus more for garnish

1 cup sliced fresh figs

1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (i.e. Gorgonzola)

1/3 cup baby arugula

Honey, for garnish

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450°F.

In a small bowl, stir the ricotta cheese and salt. Spread jalapeño jam over the pizza crust, and sprinkle dollops of ricotta cheese on top. Top with figs and red onion, and sprinkle evenly with blue cheese.

Place pizza in oven and cook for about 7 minutes, or until the pizza and toppings are heated through and the cheese is melted. Remove from oven, garnish with baby arugula and drizzle lightly with honey and a little warmed jalapeño jam. Slice and serve immediately.

Comments

    • Liren Baker

      I will miss you but lucky for us, now that figs are in season (and I know you love your figs!), you can try it at home – perfect for Friday wine nights! :)

  1. Priscilla - She's Cookin'

    The combination of fig, blue cheese, and jalapeno in a flatbread pizza is divine, and so you, Liren! What fun to be a part of the food truck tour – congratulations!

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  2. Monet

    This is gorgeous. The flavor combo is fantastic. You can’t go wrong with figs and blue cheese. And you can NEVER go wrong with pizza. Beautiful work, my friend!

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    • Liren Baker

      Thank you, Monet! So true, pizza is always a winner – I could never live without it! If only figs were always in season!

  3. Jean {Lemons & Anchovies}

    This is my kind of pizza. I love everything about it and it’s so California. :)  

    Have lots of fun on Thursday and I really hope I make it to the city so I can drop by.  

    (And thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on L&A! xo)

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